Pendant amulet

Description
This is a pyramidal pendant made from chalcedony with a suspension hole at the top. The shape of the pendant is unusual, and it may have been made as a stamp or seal and later re-cut and engraved for its present use.

The amulet is double-sided. One one side is a man standing with his left arm raised, and a cloak is draped over his right shoulder which falls over his bent right arm. On the other side is a man standing on one leg, perhaps dancing or sitting. He rests his elbow on the other leg which is raised and bent at the knee. It is difficult to identify how old the amulet is as it shows influences from a mixture of cultures, but it is thought to be ancient Greek with Persian influence.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/354
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
pendant amulet
Simple Name
amulet
Full Name
pendant amulet
Period Classification
Hellenistic - 336-146 BC
Family Group

Material
chalcedony
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD
Collection Town
Tripoli?
Collection Country
Libya
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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